Linda Stafford Counselling Services. MBACP BA (hons)
I am qualified in Person Centred Counselling (BA Hons), I offer a professional and confidential service for a wide range of issues within a calm setting. I endeavour to support you on your journey of self exploration by building a non judgemental and empathetic environment where you can feel safe to share your thoughts and feelings. Sessions are led by the clients needs at that time,
I offer your initial session for £10.00 this enables us to meet and explore individual client’s requirements.
What is Person Centred Counselling
Person centred counselling is a humanistic talking therapy which assists the development of the uniquely individual therapeutic alliance between counsellor and client.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and to ensure my work is ethically conducted, I work inline with the values and principles of their ethical framework for good practice which can be found at http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
To ensure ethical practice I attend supervision sessions with a supervisor who is highly qualified and accredited by the BACP as both a counsellor and supervisor.
Long and short term counselling available guided by the clients needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons Person Centred Counselling.
Safeguarding and Dignity Level 1 and 2.
Working with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds within a GP surgery, Carers Support Centre and the Mind Works project working in conjunction with the YMCA I have gained valuable experience.
Since establishing private practice 2 years ago, I have become a specialist support mentor working to empower and support students on their academic journey at universities in Grimsby and Hull. I also work in conjunction with the employee assistance program for various employers.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
In order to offer the best practice possible I offer your initial 1 hour session for £10.00 this enables us to meet and explore individual client’s requirements.
Thereafter sessions are generally weekly and will be a full one hour session.
Fees following introductory session are:
£30 per hour.
£25 per hour.
Companies and EAP £35 per hour.
Concessions are available for low waged, unemployed, volunteers upon proof.
My office is a summerhouse in the garden of my home in Grimsby and offers a high level of comfort and privacy.
There is ample street parking.
Evening and Saturday appointments are available.
I can be reached via telephone on 07443469013 please leave a message with your name and number and I will call you back as soon as my schedule allows.
Via email, again I will get back to you as soon as my schedule allows.